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The Collapse of Order in the Middle East

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)

Will Rogers once observed that “when you get into trouble 5,000 miles from home, you’ve got to have been looking for it.” It’s a good deal more than 5.000 miles to Baghdad or Damascus from here. ...

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How Formidable Is ISIS?

Michael Gunter and Nahro Zagros

The immediate origins of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)1 lie in the opportunity spaces provided by two bitter civil wars that challenged the existing state system and the borders created by ...

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